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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, Bk 1)
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Sleeping Beauty, Bk 1
Author: Anne Rice, A. N. Roquelaure
In the traditional folk tale "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.
ISBN: 7122
Publication Date: 1983
Edition: Unabridged
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Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
i waited a very long time for this book on my wish list, and now I just want it to be over! Not erotic, no matter what the title says. I'm not a prude and enjoy more riske writing, but this..it's just revolting. Forced S&M, rape, treating people like animals, calling them slaves. Just because Beauty finds she likes it does not make it ok. I'm pretty disappointed.
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The first in the Sleeping Beauty Series, Rice takes you into the psyche of Princess Beauty after she is awakened by Prince Charming and taken away on what becomes a quest to discover her own sexuality and desires. Beautifully well written with careful detail shown to the acts being carried out, without being lurid or vulgar. We see that even in what begins as an unwilling B/D relationship, a love develops that nourishes the desire to please. Rice does a phenomenal job of rewriting this classic fairy tale.

The issue of Beauty's menstrual cycle arose in a review of book 2, to which I say this - suspension of disbelief. It is, after all, fantasy.

Not for the faint of heart or anyone not comfortable with their own sexuality or desires. Strongly suggested to read the books in their correct order.


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